Kid Friendly Pasta Salad
This pasta salad is loaded with bacon and cheese, so even the kids will devour it.
Dovetailing Tip: Use the 8 slices of bacon that you cooked on day 1 for todays pasta salad.
|12 ounces||fun-shaped pasta, such as radiatore|
|8 slices||thin bacon|
|1/2 cup||whole milk|
|4 tablespoons||white vinegar|
|dash sugar, optional|
|10 ounces||grape tomatoes (yellow and red), halved lengthwise|
|1/2 pound||cheddar, cut into small cubes|
|3||green onions, thinly sliced|
|ground black pepper|
|24||whole basil leaves, chiffonade|
Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions. Then drain and rinse in cold water until cool. Set aside.
Cut the bacon into 1/2-inch pieces and throw into a large skillet. Saute until slightly crisp, and then remove to a paper-towel-lined-plate.
For the dressing, mix the mayonnaise, milk, vinegar, salt, and sugar if using in a small bowl.
Stir together the pasta, dressing, tomatoes, bacon, Cheddar and green onions in a large mixing bowl. Taste for seasonings, adding more salt and pepper if needed.
Stir in the basil at the end.